It’s a great time to be shopping for a new TV. From Ultra High Definition 4K resolution to HDR for amazing colours, and smart functions, you’re getting a lot of features in new TVs today. That’s the case with Samsung’s Q6F TV. Download the SmartThings app from Samsung on either the App Store or Google Play or from Galaxy Apps.
There are a few key features of the Samsung Q6FN. It’s a QLED TV, with 4K resolution, HDR and smarts.
In a nutshell, QLED is a Samsung term for OLED TV. Kinda. “LED” stands for light-emitting diode, which is the method of lighting the screen. The Q stands for Quantum Dot, Samsung’s technology for replicating billions of colours. Want to learn more? Head over to Blog.Bestybuy where I’ve put a lot more details about the difference betwen OLED and QLED.
QLED display technology is also said to have the ability to allow the panel to project light in more directions. This widens the viewing angle to ensure every seat in your living room gets an exceptional experience.
I thought the TV did a great job with viewing angle. While the best seats in the house are undoubtedly in the front, sitting off to an extreme angle on the side did not produce that shading effect or rippling that I’ve seen on some TVs.
4K resolution is the sharpest most detailed video you can get today. It’s much, much sharper than even 1080p HD so it looks hyper realistic; four times sharper, in fact.
When you’re watching 4K TV it’s akin to having something extraordinarily real in front of you.s so real, but you know it’s not so you want to reach out and touch it.
HDR is a relatively new technology that helps to better reproduce colour. and light. To read more about it in detail, click our blog http://blog.bestbuy.ca . But just know that HDR, or in this TV’s case, it’s called HDR Extreme, delivers better detail, more subtle and realistic gradation, and more realism. HDR also has the ability to better show contrast without harshness, and without creating ‘black holes’ where you can’t see what’s happening in dark scenes.
4K HDR Extreme provides extreme contrast between the darkest darks and lightest lights, plus expanded color and depth. What will you see? More detail in those dark scenes and shady areas, plus brighter whites and brights without glare or harshness. The overall effect is indeed as Samsung describes it, “enhanced detail, letting you see captivating detail even in the shadows of dark scenes.”
It delivers. I watched some episodes of Netflix 4K UHD show The Rain, a dark, dystopian drama. In dark scenes, it’s possible to see shades of black that include blues and greys. Even in one particular scene where the power was out, the depth and clarity was outstanding.
There’s no denying the video quality of this TV. It’s stunning; bright, colourful, detailed, and highly watchable.
I watched several shows to test the TV’s mettle:
Lost in Space
There’s built-in smart functionality and streaming in the Samsung Q6F. Standard on most new TVs now is the inclusion of Netflix, YouTube and other online TV services, and they’re also found here too. There’s also Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, Cineplex, Spotify and more, including Facebook and Sirius XM.
These features are accessed by pushing the Home button on the included remote or your phone app.
Of course you can also connect your cable TV box, streaming device, like Apple TV, or Blu-ray or DVD player too.
The Smart Hub app is free and allows you to control your TV from your phone.
If there’s a feature I fell in love with right away, it’s Ambient Mode. Not unlike the Samsung Frame TV I reviewed last year, this TV allows you to view art, photography and soothing videos when it’s not playing TV shows or movies.
This is an outstanding TV. From its beautiful bright, vibrant picture, to its smarts, its aesthetics and the easy to use smartphone remote, this TV is the total package.
While I always try to lay out the positives and the negatives, I couldn’t find anything obvious or bad to say about this TV. If I were buying a new 4K TV, I’d happily put this one at the top of my shopping list.